A reference framework consisting of a set of points, lines, and/or surfaces, and a set of rules, used to define the positions of points in space in either two or three dimensions.

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Why are the coordinates in the dataset I use are different?

I have data on specific addresses of companies in the Netherlands. The dataset also provides the coordinates but they look different from what I am used to see. I converted some of the addresses into ...
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What is causing invalid spatial reference error using ogr2ogr converting PostGIS to FileGDB in a Feature Dataset?

I am trying to use ogr2ogr to convert a layer from PostGIS to a FileGDB. I want the layer to be created inside a Feature Dataset. The spatial reference of the source layer is EPSG:3500. The spatial ...
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Transforming coordinates between wgs84 and UTM ED50 31N, what am I missing?

My problem is I must tranform a point cloud from wgs84 (geographic) to UTM (projected) ED50 for zone 31North. Easy, isn't it? Well, first surprise is I have several free webs who offer me this ...
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How to change Axis Order when transfering data from WFS to Postgis DB

I am using GeoKettle to transfer data from a WFS service to a Postgis DB. The projection of the geometries is WGS 84 : GEOGCS["WGS 84", DATUM["World Geodetic System 1984", SPHEROID["WGS 84", ...
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Convert EPSG:3068 to WGS84

So I have a GeoJSON with EPSG:3068 and I would like to convert the coordinates to WGS84(EPSG:4326). I could also convert them before I write them to GeoJSON. I could not find an algorithm for the ...
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calculating raster summary stats/pojection requirements

I have downloaded the ArcMap online ‘World Administrative Divisions’ polygon layer, and then projected it into World_Behrmann. so my data frame properties are set at: World_Behrmann WKID: 54017 ...
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Equal Area SRID for Finland?

Does anyone know the SRID for an equal area projection that is suitable for Finland?
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GeoJson based on shapefile : large coordinates

I'm quite new to GeoJson (for use with d3), and in need of some help. When I convert my available shapefile (.shp) with ogr2ogr to a GeoJson-file, the resulting coordinates are very big numbers (in ...
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Running Point To Raster has output coordinate system different from input?

I need to transform a DEM from a Point-Feature-Class (Shape) to raster (GRID). For that I'm using the tool 'point to raster' and it works perfectly. The only problem is that it seems to change the ...
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How do I display 2 layers with different coordinate systems in ArcGIS10.2?

I have a problem when I have to display 2 different layers (one dtm and a shape file). the dtm has GCS_CH1903_Bern coordinate system and the shape file has GCS_CH1903. I saw that the difference is not ...
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latitude and longitude coordinates into postal code with town names

Here is my problem. I have a csv file, with latitude and longitude coordinates. I would need to know the name of the French towns and the relevant postal codes that match these coordinates. My ...
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Transform from WGS84 to Cylindrical Equal Area

What transformation should I use to go from GCS_WGS_1984 to Sphere_Cylindrical_Equal_Area? I am using Arc to project a dataset over for and area calculation and then will project it back.
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Slight translation with coordinate-transformation from Gauss-Kruger to WGS 84. Possible Reasons?

I have a number of points in Gauss-Kruger, Zone 3 that I want to convert to display them within Google-Earth. Assuming WGS84 for Google-Earth the transformed coordinated differ from the original ones ...
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Equations to convert from global cartesian coordinates to geographic coordinates

First, I needed to convert geographic coordinates (like those received from GPS) to global cartesian coordinates. I found an earlier question (How do I calculate a xyz-position of a gps-position ...
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Best formula for calculating short distances in UTM?

I'm fairly new at calculating distances with precision, but I wanted to know what is the best formula for calculating short distances in UTM coordinates. The distances that I'am calculating are all ...
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Different output for Fiona Shapefile CRS

Loving fiona, but have a small coordinate system issue. I'm trying to read the crs property on a shapefile to validate projection. Below I contrast fiona documentation with what is output on my ...
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Which EPSG for UTM with 8 digits in QGIS

I have a UTM datasets with 8 digits, so the first digits are 32 (for UTM Zone 32N), but which EPSG should I use to get the data at the right spot in QGIS in a 6 digits system. If I want to transfer ...
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Fix shapefile with basemap in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

How I can fix the shapefile with the basemap in ArcGIS 10.2? I have transform the basemap projection to GREECE GRID, the same with the shapefile...but they don't fix exactly... I try to attach a ...
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ArcPad GPS Data Captured misaligned

Data captured using ArcPad 10 is not displaying properly. The .shp file created in arcpad is diplaying a NAD 83 Zone 17 projection. From what I've been reading, the datum for GPS is usually in WGS ...
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Convert height Geoid EGM96 to ellipsoidal?

I'd like to convert the height data which is in EGM96 to Orthometric projection. Perhaps there are tools, like ArgGIS (I cannot find if ArcGIS can do this), or any formula that may help me.
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Programmatically Select a CRS in QGIS 2.4 using Python

When you run the following Python code in the Python Console of QGIS 2.4, uri = "file:///C:/data.csv?type=csv&xField=lng&yField=lat&spatialIndex=no&subsetIndex=no&watchFile=no" ...
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Converting coordinates to 4326 for Google Maps.

I have a MultiLinestring, example coordinates, (698745.50201423 4210011.04002000) and I would like to convert them to something like (24.362 42.458) to use in Google Maps. When I try to get the SRID ...
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Converting a California Coordinate System Zone 6 value

On this page: State Plane Coordinate System - Convert, View on Google Earth I have entered: 0406 California Zone 6 X (meters) 1895486.55 Y (meters) 329169.63 Then "Calc" produces: Degrees Minutes ...
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Find lat/lng weighted midpoint from a list of points

Hello I would like some help on a specific task, I am a truck driver and I have an historical list of cities, lat/lng, count where count is the number of times that I've made a delivery in that ...
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Transforming coordinates from one projection to another

var bounds = config.init_center.transform( new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:31466"), new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:3857")); console.log(config.init_center); console.log(bounds); I have ...
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QGIS CRS correct, but layers appear warped

I am trying to overlay a raster Landsat 8 scene and vector scene boundary. Both are using WGS 84 + UTM48N. However, the vector (orange line) appears offset when overlaid on the raster. I have checked ...
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Clearing data frame projection of current mxd using ArcPy?

I am required to open a bunch (50 per week) of mxd's and 'Clear' the Coordinate system from the data-frame to make sure my students have all of their data projected in the same (correct) Coordinate ...
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What kind of coordinate uses this WMS? Also how to convert to lat/lon

On this map http://infomapa.rosario.gov.ar/emapa/mapa.htm which I believe is MapServer, I get some coordinates after inspecting with Chrome like this: "geoJson" : ...
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How to use qgis coordinate transformation in user code

I am now working with coordinate transformations between different CRSs, e.g. latlong to UTM. After comparisons, I found out that the coordinate capture plugin in QGIS is quite accurate for the ...
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Need advice for localized survey base point

I have a set of 4 control points used for H and V localization. There is a base point located far to the SW of the property. I did not create this myself, but took it off of an existing Pocket 3-D ...
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Storing 3D Oracle sdo_geometry objects with a 2D SRID

I'm trying to understand the implications of storing 3-dimensional sdo_geometry values in Oracle when the geometry's SRID is a 2-dimensional system. The database I'm studying uses SRID 4326 (WGS84 ...
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Hexagon binning using Google Maps

I have a bunch of geolocated points that I am looking to cluster on a google map using hexagons. These clusters will be stored in a db for quick retrieval and will be reduced to a single point and ...
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Find CRS (coordinate reference system) based on known location and coordinates?

Is there any tool or any tutorial which would help me to figure out CRS (coordinate reference system) from related information? In my particular case I know only the system is in meters, has origin ...
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Appropriate reference system for small-scale mapping of the Middle East

I want to create a thematic map of the Middle East that displays certain historic places and regions on a small-scale map (between 1:6.000.0000 and 1:12.000.000). The map has to center the boundary ...
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How to manage the CRS of Open-Layers plugin in QGIS?

I am working with OpenLayers plugin in QGIS 1.8 but I am not sure on how should I manage thc CRS. The defaul CRS for Googles/Bing layers is WGS84/Pseudo Mercator (EPGS:3857) but I am not sure on the ...
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problem transforming CRS coordinates EPSG:4269 to EPSG:3857 in python

source_srs = get_srs(shp_abs_path) source_epsg = source_srs.GetAttrValue("PROJCS|GEOGCS|AUTHORITY", 1) print source_epsg #prints 4269 target_epsg = 3857 # because these are headed to leafletjs ...
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Generic Grid to Coordinate System

I have been given a large dataset of X,Y positions of animal movements in a generic grid system. It uses 0,0 as an origin and then position units are in feet from origin. I have the geo-referenced ...
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matching coordinate systems by transforming and projecting

matching coordinate systems of all my data (transforming, projecting) My data uses the GCS_Bessel_1841 coordinate system. Would there be any inaccuracies if i would transform it to DHDN 3-Degree ...
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Mine Grid to UTM

I have been given spatial data (lidar) that was collected in mine grid feet in ASCII format. I am using arc to process but need to define a projection does anyone know how to do this or any other ...
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Reference and Beacon Stations in Vietnam

I'm not sure if this question can be asked in this forum, but here it goes. I am on my way to conduct some remote sensing research in Vietnam, which includes logging of coordinates. This should ...
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Is there a way to include code/language for offsets within the “script” at the CRS dialogue screen

I'm pretty new to QGIS and coming from being just good enough to be dangerous in Manifold GIS. I have some JPEG 2000 rasters that were exported from Manifold in UTM 18S, and then imported into QGIS, ...
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Overlaying misaligned DGN file in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I received a DGN file, I believe created in Bentley 8, and there is a bit of a misalignment problem. The dgn, when overlain on a Bing Maps aerial or NAIP image, shows up about 20 m or so off. I'm set ...
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Digital Elevation Model and Shapefile not aligned in openWind

I have a digital elevation model and a shapefile containing point features for the location of wind turbines. These two layers appear to be aligned in QGIS but when I open them in openWind, they are ...
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why do people use geometry to represent geography?

Historically I've mainly worked with simple latitude and longitude coordinates in a SQL Server. I stored them as a geography datatype in SQL Server, and rendered them on a variety of displays ...
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Is there a command line tool for converting projection in .prj and GeoTiff to EPSG codes?

Is there a command line tool to convert a shapefile projection in the .prj file into corresponding EPSG code? I know that there is website http://prj2epsg.org/search for doing this online, but I ...
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Regional Large Scale Map Projection Choice

I am currently designing a geospatial product that will be primarily used for large and intermediate scales that cover an entire state of the US or more. The UTM projection would be ideal because of ...
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Adding data from PostgreSQL to Query Layer of ArcGIS for Desktop warns that given coordinate references are incompatible?

When adding data from PostgreSQL in a Query Layer I get the warning "The given coordinate references are incompatible" I have added many other layers with the same properties no problems, but I have ...
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Improving accuracy of mercator meters conversion to lat/lon

My question is an extention to a previous post I had here a couple of weeks ago (converting-mercator-meters-without-utm-zone). While the answer in the previous topic got me so far, I've now come to ...
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Choosing country projections

Anyone know of a good reference (either pay or open-web) that details recommended country projections?
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Reprojection of shapefile in R and final extraction of values

I need to extract values from some raster files (stack) using a shape file. to bring both of them in the same CRS, I first transformed the shapefile using the EPSG codes. Opening it in an GIS software ...